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  • entering college.

  • I wasn't even sure I wanted to go to medical school fast forward a few years, and I was getting acceptances to multiple top 10 medical schools with full tuition scholarship.

  • Want to know how I did it?

  • These are the prima strategies and tactics that will take you from zero to hero.

  • Dr.

  • Duval medical insiders dot com Despite what you may have been told, success as a premed isn't about being the smartest student in the room, or even necessarily the hardest working.

  • While work ethic is an important foundation, strategic and intelligent use of your resource is and energy Wilmore reliably determine your level of success.

  • The successful premed has a willingness to experiment and eagerness to improve.

  • Back in college, I remember being surprised how most of my classmates seem to know exactly what worked for them in terms of studying.

  • At the same time, it made me feel self conscious and doubt myself.

  • How come all these other people have figured out exactly how to study and what works for them, and I'm still not sure what's best for me.

  • In hindsight, I realized how backwards this waas I was a strong students securing straight A's and actually setting the curve in the majority of my pre med science classes, students with the attitude that they had everything figured out.

  • We're holding themselves back, whereas I was experimenting and tweaking, knowing I could improve my strategies with this open minded approach, I tried different strategies, either read about online or heard from classmates and professors, the self assured students doubling down on what had worked for them in high school.

  • We're stuck in their old ways, limited by strategies that were inadequate for the college environment.

  • But be careful.

  • Don't fall for the trap of treating the pursuit of improvement as a means to an end.

  • The most successful premed street improvement as an auto tell IQ activity, meaning it's not a means to an end but rather an end in and of itself.

  • In other words, the student who watches this video and thinks they need to tweak an experiment to improve their grades will not get as far as the student who is intrinsically motivated to improve.

  • For the sake of improving by finding joy and reward.

  • In the process of becoming better, you'll unlock a different paradigm.

  • This applies beyond just studying in terms of extracurriculars.

  • I wasn't afraid to check out many different activities and dropped the ones that didn't vibe with me.

  • I joined various clubs and attended dozens of meetings, but I often wasn't captivated by the vision, didn't love the people, or it just didn't work well with my schedule.

  • This doesn't mean to simply jump from activity to activity when you find the ones that resonate with you, commit to them and dive deep.

  • But just like dating, don't be afraid to explore before committing top performing premiums realized that this process is a marathon, not a sprint.

  • If you're anything like I was at the beginning of college, you're probably overly focused on short term fun at the expense of long term success.

  • In my first quarter, I was wild, finally on my own for the first time.

  • I was prioritizing having fun, partying and trying new experiences.

  • Studying was something I had to do, but it could wait until the night before the exam.

  • This procrastination ended up increasing my stress levels and yielded sub optimal results.

  • For better or worse.

  • I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my second quarter of college And that's when I finally got my act together.

  • I went from thinking I was invincible and feeling like I'd be young forever to facing reality and being laser focused on my goal.

  • Becoming a doctor Long term thinking is less sexy.

  • It doesn't make for glamorous instagram photos or bragging rights to your friends.

  • After all, it's a near universal phenomenon for college students to brag about how little they studied for a test or how little they slept.

  • It's like wearing a badge of incompetence, but for some reason it's idolized.

  • Premiums who perform at the peak understand the importance of regular review and reflection the supplies, most obviously to testing.

  • Anytime you receive your test results back from a professor seized the opportunity to go over it.

  • Don't focus on the actual score.

  • Focus on the opportunity to learn from your results, go back and look through the entire test.

  • Even if I did well on a test, I know that I guessed or got lucky on at least a few questions.

  • I'll make sure to go back, find those questions and examine what I did to score well on those questions.

  • Did I use a specific technique that worked out well.

  • Did I logic my way through it?

  • If you get a question wrong, it's critical to examine why you got it wrong.

  • This isn't just so you can avoid making the same mistake on your next midterm or final, but more importantly, to highlight detrimental patterns in thinking or test taking strategies that can hold you back in future classes as well.

  • The importance of this principle makes sense when you realize you can Onley improve if you know what changes you need to make, and you can only know what changes are necessary.

  • If you have an accurate understanding of where you currently stand and in which direction you need to move, you cannot improve your test taking skills unless you are aware of your results, what works and what doesn't.

  • Similarly, you cannot improve your study strategies unless you are first cognizant of how you are studying and you cannot improve your understanding of yourself or the world around you without the same and test taking, Reviewing and reflecting is more straightforward, but this applies to other domains of life as well.

  • If there's one habit I wish I started sooner, it's regular journaling as it provides clarity of thought, a stupidly simple but incredibly elusive phenomenon, particularly in the modern age of hyper distraction.

  • Pre meds that rise above the rest aren't afraid to explore their non medicine interests.

  • You've heard me say before, and I'll say it again.

  • Avoid the checklist mentality as a pre med.

  • I knew there were certain things I had to get done, but I didn't let a checklist mentality dictate my actions.

  • I understood the importance of enjoying the journey and activities I was engaged in.

  • Some students explore nonmedical extracurriculars through a checklist mentality, thinking they'll become mawr interesting applicants.

  • As a result, I physically cannot face palm any harder.

  • Explore your genuine interest because they bring you joy, and as a byproduct of following your interests, you'll actually pursue them to a much greater depth.

  • That depth will not Onley accelerate your learning and teach you important lifelong lessons.

  • But you'll also reach noteworthy achievements and strengthen your application as a secondary outcome in life.

  • There are those who prioritize gaming, the system and others who prioritize fundamentals.

  • Think of YouTube.

  • You see so many aspiring YouTubers obsessing over the exact tactics and strategies of how to grow a YouTube channel.

  • To them, I say the YouTube algorithm elevates and rewards high quality content rather than trying to game the system.

  • Focus on the fundamentals of what makes for good content that offers value.

  • The same concept applies to the mindset of a pre med.

  • You can try to game the system and pursue the checklist mentality to come out ahead.

  • Or you can focus on the fundamentals developing yourself as a well rounded individual who happens to be a stellar applicant, almost as a byproduct in exploring my interest beyond medicine, I was on a competitive dance team for all four years of college, and we traveled all across the U.

  • S and Canada to attend various competitions.

  • I also explored my interest in graphic design and took to leadership positions that allowed me to pursue this further.

  • I didn't do this to become a stronger applicant.

  • But at nearly every medical school for which I interviewed, at least one interviewer was excited to talk about these experiences.

  • The last principle of the successful premed is that they understand the importance of investing in themselves.

  • I didn't come from a privileged background.

  • We pinched pennies had three of us in a one bedroom apartment, and I had to work in a library and save for six months to afford my first laptop.

  • But even still, my family always highlighted the importance of investing in my own education.

  • We could be frugal with clothes, travel, food, tech and just about anything else.

  • But any time I needed a book or resource, I was reminded that my education is a priority not to be taken lightly.

  • I could have downloaded the textbook pdf from a friend and saved $100.

  • But the experience of reading the paper book and taking notes and marking it up gave me a marginally better experience and that marginally better experience could be the difference of me getting through 50 practice questions or just 15.

  • Just as people invest in the stock market to get a return on their investment, your education is an investment in yourself.

  • The main difference is that your education can have a significantly higher R O.

  • I.

  • By focusing on my education and investing in myself, I was able to get into multiple top medical schools and little did I know even make me competitive enough to earn merit based scholarships.

  • That saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • If you want to get more meta, this investment paid off thousands of times more because without it, I wouldn't have had this level of success with med school insiders.

  • Think about it.

  • If I was an average student that barely got into medical school, aspiring physicians like you would be less eager to learn from me.

  • And the quality of my insights or advice would also be compromised.

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  • If you enjoyed this video, you should watch my six college mistake's video or six signs that you'll be a great doctor, much love and I'll see you guys there.

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